Nutrition Standards for Kids’ Meals in NYC

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In August 2014, a bill which would require kids’ meals served in restaurants, that include toys to meet specific nutritional standards was introduced by Council Member Ben Kallos and co-sponsored by Council Members Stephen Levin and Corey Johnson.  The “Healthy Happy Meals” bill applies calories, sodium, and fat standards in children’s meals that are accompanied by toys.s.  Robin Vitale, Senior …

Combat Child Hunger with Free School Meals

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  Hunger Solutions announced a list of schools eligible to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).   Community eligibility is the newest opportunity schools with a  high percentage of low-income children to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.  According to the USDA’s CEP evaluation, program enrollment increases participation in the school meal programs, reduces labor costs for schools, and …